A section of the crowd at the Vincy Unity Picnic 2014.
Thousands of Vincentian nationals in North America last Saturday converged on Heckscher State Park on Long Island, a New York City suburb, for the 3rd Annual Vincy Unity Picnic.
The gathering â€“ which attracted over 5,000 nationals from all walks of life from major cities and towns in the US and Canada, and even from home â€“ was said to be even larger than the preceding years.
Nationals came by bus and cars from, among other places, Toronto; Washington, D.C.; Boston, Philadelphia; and Brooklyn for the spectacular get-together.
“All you Vincentians, if you did not come, this will not be possible,â€ New York Consul General Selmon Walters, chair of the organizing committee, told the party crowd during a break in entertainment, from the assembled stage at the north eastern corner of the parkâ€™s camp grounds.
“Vincy U.S.A. is here to stay,â€ he exclaimed. “All who bring food, donâ€™t carry them home. Share with everyone. Long live St. Vincent and the Grenadines! Long live our people!â€ Â Waltersâ€™ Toronto counterpart, Fitzgerald Huggins, said unity was paramount in nation-building. Â Read more here!
By: Nelson A. King â€¢ Fri, Aug 22, 2014